Saturday mornings are usually pretty lazy in our house. We work and volunteer all week and spend most of our Sunday at church so Saturdays are our day to relax.
I'm usually up first because I'm an earlier riser. I wake up Chanel, flick on the kettle and make myself a cup of tea whilst grabbing some breakfast (this morning was our Favourite Protein Pancakes Recipe made into a breakfast bake for quick breakfasts). Then I sit down on my favourite red chair with my bible and journal and write and read until my heart is content.
Meanwhile, Jesse is still out to the world - somewhere in dreamland probably fighting mythical creatures (you know you play too many video games when you dream about them). Once he eventually decides to wake up, I make him breakfast.
Jesse is a serious pancake fan (and clearly a cookie fan too - case in point) so after a long, tiring and stressful week, pancakes on a lazy Saturday morning are the perfect treat - and this pancake recipe is one of our favourites.
You'll notice I said I had breakfast before, which is because I'm seriously lazy when I first get up (well, when it comes to myself - I always make Jesse a hot breakfast during the week) so that means I get pancakes for lunch ;) (double breakfast win!)
But perhaps the best thing about this pancake recipe is that they're super simple with just six ingredients and make enough for 2 or 3 people (so you don't have pancakes coming out of your ears!) but can easily be halved for a single portion or doubled/tripled for a bigger crowd.
But let me give you the recipe! >>
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes
serves 2-3, easily halved/multiplied
gluten free, low fat, sugar free, clean eating friendly, high protein, vegan
1 cup + 1 tbsp (~110g) gluten free oat flour
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp (50g) peanut flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup almond milk
2 tsp vanilla
A handful of chocolate chips (optional)
Optional: sweeten to taste if desired*
Mix all of your ingredients together.
Heat a medium non-stick saucepan over a medium heat.
Lightly grease your saucepan and pour your pancake mixture onto your pan, using about 1/4 cup of mix at a time, depending on how big you want your pancakes.
Once the top of your pancake starts to look dryer and bubbles appear on the top, gently flip over your pancakes and cook on the other side.
Repeat until all of your pancakes are cooked.
Serve immediately, topping with whatever you like or leave to cool and keep in an airtight container in the fridge (the pancakes will keep for 2-3 days) or freeze pancakes in a ziplock bag for quick breakfasts in the future.
*When making this recipe for friends who like things sweeter, we add in 2 tsp-1 tbsp maple syrup for extra sweetness!
We tend to top these pancakes with a little bit of butter or a drizzle of maple syrup but you can add whatever you like! Peanut butter, shredded coconut, chocolate drizzles - you name it!
But tell me, are you a lazy Saturday-er as well or are your Saturdays busy busy busy?
What are you up to this Saturday?
Today our only plans are to head to the shops to pick up something for a friend and then spend the rest of the day relaxing.